Supporting women's history through research, writing, publication, preservation, interpretation, teaching and public education.

Welcome to CAWHC!

The Chicago Area Women’s History Council is non-profit, volunteer organization founded in 1971 to support women’s history in the Chicago area.  We are a dynamic network of historians, archivists, teachers, public historians, media professionals, writers, artists, activists, and scholars from many disciplines.

If you are interested in Chicago women’s history, please join us!
Documenting Women’s Activism and Leadership
in Chicago, 1945-2000

CAWHC’s current project, Documenting Women's Activism and Leadership in Chicago, 1945-2000, will identify and preserve resources to document women’s contributions during this period, with a particular emphasis on the Chicago women’s movement 1960s - 1980s. This grassroots effort brings together scholars, archivists, activists and community leaders to update the research we undertook in producing Women Building Chicago, A Biographical Dictionary, 1970-1990.   For more information about the project click on the links to the left.
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